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macho’s blog 10

When we talk about heroes more often than not we talk about them making some type of sacrifice somewhere along the way. Weather the sacrifice is having to leave your family behind or doing something for what you think is right for you country just like William Wallace. William Wallace from when he was very young had lost both of … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 1 Comment

macho’s blog 11

During the course of these three weeks in our examming heroes class it has been interesting actually look at heroes in a different way. I would only look at a hero as characters such as a batman, superman, or spider man. Now after having this class I know that there are folk, anti, and tragic heroes and they are all … Continue Reading

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macho’s blog

For someone who has seen the movie Braveheat quite a few times in my life and probably will see it a few more times, I think William Wallace was a man of rage as he was called that for the actions he did. I mean who would in their right mind go up against a whole country such as England … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | 22 Comments

macho’s blog

When I heard that we were watching V for Vendetta the other day in class I asked other people if the movie was supposed to be good because I have never heard of it. Everyone told me that it was actually a really good one and that I was a lucky that I was watching it. I am choosing to … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | Leave a comment

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I am a big favorite of serial killer and suspenseful movies. The movies that come to mind are the saw trilogies. The character John Kramer or his serial killer name Jigsaw is a man that is very sick with a tumor in his brain and doesn’t have much time to live. The doctors have told him that there is nothing … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 4 Comments

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The Tragic hero is a man of noble stature. He is not an ordinary man, but a man with outstanding quality and greatness about him. His own destruction is for a greater cause or principle. I believe that Harvey Dent in Batman fits the bill perfectly. Harvey Dents hamartia, which is the tragic flaw that eventually leads to his downfall, … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 2 (Jan 4) Greek to Me | 1 Comment

Macho’s blog

The big question that is being addressed here is if we believe that Beowulf is either more of a pagan or a real Christian in this epic hero story. Beowulf is an epic poem written by an unknown Anglo-Saxon poet. In class it was thought repeatedly that this story in particular must have been written by two different writers due … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 15 Comments

Machitos blog AKA antonio alvarez

During class today when we went into small groups to discuss the acts of chivalry and courtly love, we came to the conclusion that the rules consisting in the text about chivalry and courtly love were very contradicting. When reading the acts of chivalry two of the rules that I found opposed to the story of Sir Gawain and the … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 2 Comments